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Disney celebrates 90 years of Mickey mouse

The iconic character started life as the star of 'Steamboat Willie', a short cartoon released in 1928.

Conceived by illustrator and entrepreneur Walt Disney, Mickey is the enduring symbol of the multi billion dollar brand.

Over the last 90 years, numerous Disney theme parks have popped up world wide and the mouse is a world famous character, appearing on clothing, homewares and even food.

Mickey Mouse has starred or had cameos in hundreds of movies, video games and television shows, most notably 'Fantasia' and 'Get a Horse'.

'Mickey's 90th Spectacular' celebrated his birthday in a two-hour television event this month. He was joined by stars including Kristen Bell and John Stamos, who were there to commemorate the life and times of the world's most famous mouse.